Since the Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovic took over at Chelsea back in 2003, the club has gone through a massive revolution that changed how the world of football looks at this club. With many quality players signing in a big money move, Chelsea started winning trophies after trophies and become a top challenger to the biggest European crown, the Champions League trophy. All this success came in a big part from Abramovic massive ambition to see his club be the best team in the world. And the only setback for us through this period has been the managerial changes that the club went through. It is now a mere two month since club legend Roberto DiMatteo got sacked after just six month of winning the club’s first ever Champions League Glory.
And the only manager to last 3 year at the ‘Roman Era’ is Jose Mourinho. At his 3 years at Chelsea (from June 2004 to September 2007) he has won six domestic trophies for Chelsea (2 Premier League, Two Carling Cup, 1 FA Cup and 1 Community Shield Cup). Even with Chelsea winning the combined amount of trophies won by the other 3 of our rivals in England at the time(Arsenal, Man Utd and Liverpool), it was not enough to prevent the ‘Special One’ from getting axed by Roman. He had a very close relationship with almost every of his players. And was a fan favorite at Stamford Bridge. But, for some personal conflicts with the owner, he couldn’t last at the club. Since, living London, he has won an impressive treble (League, Cup and Champions League) with Inter Milan in 2010(the first for an Italian Club). And now he is looking to become the first ever manger to win three Champions League trophies with 3 different clubs (which would also be Real Madrid’s 10th Trophy).
It is evident that Abramovic is regretting his decision to sack the Portuguese manager from Chelsea. He couldn’t find a perfect successor for Mourinho at the club. Even, Carlo Anceloti was sacked just after a season of winning the first ever double in the club’s history in 2010. And Mourinho is in big fraction with club president and the fans at Real Madrid. The Spain sports magazine, Marca have recently reported that the club has come to conclusion to Part Company with Jose this June. Rafa Benitez (currently the interim manager of Chelsea) is rumored as a successor for Mourinho in Madrid. It’s every Chelsea fans hope to see Mourinho return to Chelsea and Benitez leave the club this summer. And there are some fans who favor Pep Gardiola becoming manager just like Abramovic’s wish to see his Chelsea side play the Barcelona Tiki-Taka style of football.
One of the issues between the officials at Santiago Bernabeu and Mourinho has been the way to nurture the youth players in to the first team and make them a star. And this is very silly criticism for a club who is known to form the ‘GALACTICOS’ in Madrid by splashing in millions of money for star players around the world. I don’t mean that they never had produced decent players. Juan Mata, Alvaro Negredo, even Samuel Eto’o have been part of ‘Castilla'(Real Madrid academy) once, but they become top class players after they left for another team. So, Mourinho is well known to give youth players a chance which ever club he went(chelsea-Sinclear, Inter-Ballotelli, Real-Morata).
And the main importance of Mourinho coming is that he is never afraid to put his stamp at the club and change what is needed. After many managers have come and left chelsea, ‘The Special One’ is the one who can lead the club to many more trophies and continue what he started back in 2004. When he was the manager, Chelsea were unbeaten at home, always finishes in semi-finals in the champions league, and he have never lost a cup final match at chelsea. Chelsea were the team that many other top teams like Man Utd and Barcelona were scared to face. We have been vulnerable at times after he left. We have even lost 5-3 to Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. And all this will change if he returns. So, even though Gardiola and Dortmund’s Jurgen Klopp are also good candidates, I would like Jose Mourinho to return to Stamford Bridge.